The ability to set clear, tangible goals and devise a robust route to achieving them.
What this skill covers
- Working effectively
- Setting goals
- Creating plans
- Developing long-term strategies
What is this skill about?
This skill is about being able to plan effectively – both to achieve organisational goals, and also to set your own personal development targets. Initially, this is about knowing when something is too difficult, and having a sense of what doing well looks like for you.
The focus is then about working with care and attention, taking pride in success and having a positive approach to new challenges. Building on this, it is about how you set goals for yourself, informed by an understanding of what is needed, and then be able to order and prioritise tasks, secure resources and involve others effectively.
At the higher steps, the focus is creating plans informed by your own skill set, with clear targets, and building on external views. At the most advanced level, individuals develop long-term strategies. These are informed by an assessment of internal and external factors, structured through regular milestones and feedback loops.
There are 16 steps in this skill
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Knowing when you are finding something too difficult
Knowing what doing well looks like for you
Working with care and attention to detail
Working with pride when you are being successful
Working with a positive approach to new challenges
Setting goals for yourself
Setting goals informed by an understanding of what is needed
Setting goals and ordering and prioritising tasks to achieve them
Setting goals and securing the right resources to achieve them
Setting goals and planning to involve others in the best way
Creating plans that are informed by your skill set and that of others
Creating plans that include clear targets to make progress tangible
Creating plans that are informed by external views, including constructive criticism
Developing long-term strategies by taking into account strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats
Developing long-term strategies that use regular milestones to keep everything on track
Developing long-term strategies that include feedback loops to support flexibility and adaptability
Each step in this skill requires you to work through 3 stages.
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Reflect and discuss what you've learned.
Learn your own way
You don't need to learn the skill steps in order.
You can move back and forward between steps at anytime - you can even revisit them at a later date!
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